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Cairo 360’s Guide to the Best in Healthy Delivery

Cairo 360’s Guide to the Best in Healthy Delivery
    written by
    Cairo 360

    One thing that we
    Cairenes love is food. One thing that makes that love even lovelier is the
    beauty of delivery! This city pretty much rocks in that aspect because you can
    get just about anything you want, delivered right to your front door.

    Delivery affords
    you a quick, easy and often relatively inexpensive way of winging a meal or
    curing that late night munchies attack. However, if your typical order ranges between
    the 5LE menu at McDonalds and those delicious 4LE cinnamon rolls from El Tabie
    El Domyati, are you really doing your body a favour? Probably not.  

    Attempting to
    find truly nutritious eat-out options in Cairo
    can often be a letdown, but sometimes you just have to take what you can
    get. We’ve gathered a few of the best and
    healthiest delivery
    options that are not
    only decently priced and substantially filling but also healthy and fresh-tasting.

    Softest Bread: When Subway finally hit Cairo’s
    restaurant scene a little over a year ago, it was all the rage. A hearty
    sandwich piled high with deli meats and veggies is hard to find in this city.
    At Subway, you essentially get to create your own. Choose your preferred
    freshly-baked bread– the honey oat bread is healthy and high in fibre. The
    Italian B.M.T sandwich includes pepperoni, salami and turkey; providing a sufficient amount of protein and a
    spicy kick. As they tend to skimp on the greens, you may want to ask for
    extras. Top it off with a modest amount of dressing and voilà!

    : Who doesn’t enjoy
    a good plate of mezzas? Bistro Rouge is afantastic option when
    you can’t decide what you want and a little bit of everything sounds just right.
    The mezzas are cheap, ranging from 6LE to15LE, and the hot dolma can’t be beat.
    Other favourites include their hummus and the fattoush. The Rouge also carries
    a decent selection of mana’eesh on their menu. Located in Maadi, the restaurant
    delivers to the neighbourhood only.

    Sushi on a
    : If finer dining
    is what you’re in the mood for; treat yourself and drop a few LE on Makani.
    Makani’s menu is extensive, and provides fresh options for protein and
    vegetables. Ordered by the piece, nigiri includes a delicately sweet unagi
    (eel), while the sashimi plates are appropriately portioned. The simone roll
    has a spicy kick to it, thanks to the chilli sauce; its fillers are a simple
    combination of diced maguro (tuna) and cucumbers. Try   the sunshine roll: the mix of ebi (fried
    shrimp), caviar, cream cheese and avocado leaves the decadent flavours almost
    dancing on your tongue.

    Freshest Salad: Cant…Get…enough. Munch & Bagel
    in Zamalek has been ordered too many times to count since the day it was
    discovered. You receive value for your money; not to mention the fact that
    their bagels are authentically made. Our
    favourites include the roast beef on a sesame bagel, and the grilled chicken
    salad, which is served with enough chicken and fresh veggies, including tasty
    banana peppers piled high with a small side of ranch dressing.

    Manouch’eh is the epitome of delicious
    Lebanese mana’eesh, bread pastries cut into bite-size portions and stuffed with
    herbs, cheeses or meats. The traditional thyme mana’eesh are always a safe bet,
    while the halloumi cheese paired with tomato is an effortless combination;
    although a bit on the heavy side. If something more substantial is on your
    mind, the minced meat and spinach will be a satisfying choice giving you a
    protein boost.  

    Easiest Delivery
    While the listed
    restaurants are all easily reached by telephone, Otlob is only a quick click
    away and a nice alternative to the long phone calls.

    With some
    healthful alternatives to the typical cheeseburger and French fries scenario,
    remember that keeping it fresh is always better and provides a chance to later
    splurge on a sweet treat…or two.